Inquiry about Doug Hepburn

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Inquiry about Doug Hepburn

Post by drob357 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:02 pm

One of our Library members submitted an inquiry concerning Doug Hepburn. He wondered whether anyone knew the name of the cemetery where Hepburn was buried, presumably in Vancouver. I checked online but unfortunately was unsuccessful. I suggested that he might find this information in Tom Thurston’s biography of Doug Hepburn.
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Post by Harry Hayfield » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:30 pm

drob357 wrote:One of our Library members submitted an inquiry concerning Doug Hepburn. He wondered whether anyone knew the name of the cemetery where Hepburn was buried, presumably in Vancouver. I checked online but unfortunately was unsuccessful. I suggested that he might find this information in Tom Thurston’s biography of Doug Hepburn. Thanks. Diane
I shall be mentioning him in my review of Weightlifting medal winners at the Commonwealth Games from March onwards. According to a website called Billion Graves (which has a listing of a billion burial sites) there is only one Doug Hepburn with a burial in their records (1922 - 2006) so it is very possible that his relatives could have opted for an unmarked grave in the same way that Sandow was originally buried.
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Re: Inquiry about Doug Hepburn

Post by sticksb » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:49 pm

Doug was buried in Calgary in 2000 . Info from a notice in an old copy of Ironman (memory).
I wrote to Doug about a static exercise machine he developed and was marketing through
Ironman classifieds (around 78/79) . He answered and sent me a line card and a nice note with a phone #
with a Canadian exchange . If you had a product in those days you went through the Raders with
text only or someone would knock it off from the photo .

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Re: Inquiry about Doug Hepburn

Post by drob357 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:46 am

Thank you Harry and Chris for the good leads. I will share this information with our Library member.

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